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Gufa

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  • Eritrea-Djibouti
  • Africa and Red Sea
  • Volcanic field
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 12.55°N
  • 42.53°E

  • 600 m
    1969 ft

  • 221124
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Gufa.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Gufa.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Gufa.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Gufa. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Gufa page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Gufa.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Gufa.

Photo Gallery

The yellow-colored pyroclastic cones at the upper right lie along the western part of the Gufa volcanic field, which extends from the Djibouti border into Eritrea (upper right). These basaltic scoria cones and lava flows are aligned in an E-W direction NE of Mousa Alli volcano, a large stratovolcano that is visible at the bottom center of this NASA Landsat image. A second E-W-trending chain of cones, not visible in this image, is located to the north of the principal chain in Eritrea and fed long lava flows that descend in the direction of the Red Sea.

NASA Landsat image, 1999 (courtesy of Hawaii Synergy Project, Univ. of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: (in Russian) Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1986
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of (in Russian) Ethiopia

Title: Djoubouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen (Sana), Yemen (Aden)
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Red Sea & Ethiopia
Year: 1984
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Djoubouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen (Sana), Yemen (Aden)

Title: Geographic Map of the Arabian Peninsula
Publisher: Dept Min for Mineral Resources, MPMR, Saudi Arabia
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 1984
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Geographic Map of the Arabian Peninsula

Title: Djibouti
Publisher: US Central Intelligence Agency
Country: Djibouti E-Af
Year: 1977
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:1,300
Map of Djibouti

Title: Yemens
Publisher: US Central Intelligence Agency
Country: Mid-E
Year: 1977
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:6,250
Map of Yemens

Title: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen, Yemen
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Red Sea & Ethiopia
Year: 1975
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen, Yemen

Title: Central & S Afar, Geol Map (Ethiopia & FTAI)
Publisher: CNRS- France & CNR- Italy
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1975
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Central & S Afar, Geol Map (Ethiopia & FTAI)

Title: Ethiopia, Geol Map of
Publisher: Geological Survey of Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia/Africa-E
Year: 1975
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Ethiopia, Geol Map of

Title: Arabian Peninsula
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: Arabia
Year: 1963
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Arabian Peninsula
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Gufa in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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